"This tantalizing volume explores the neglected impact of intercultural exchanges during the 1968 generational rebellion by focusing on German-American transfers of critical ideas, protest practices and feelings of solidarity. It especially emphasizes the close connection between freeing personal life-styles and liberating politics at home and abroad."
- Konrad Jarausch, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
and the Zentrum fuer Zeithistorische Forschung in Potsdam
"This wonderfully innovative compilation of scholarly articles and participant recollections tackles the multifaceted transfer of ideas and people between West Germany and the United States to shed new light on 1960s protests and their long afterlife."
- Uta G. Poiger, University of Washington
"The collection addresses several issues that are currently very important growth areas in scholarship: protest movements, their transnational connections, the question of Americanization/Westernization in Europe, and the 1960s/1970s in general as an important watershed in postwar history ... There have been other recent works that have focused on these issues, but this collection has the advantage of being truly transatlantic in its approach and in the inclusion of some of the most interesting younger scholars working in the field."
- Ronald Granieri, University of Pennsylvania
"Anyone seeking an overview of state-of-the-art research into '1968' as a transnational phenomenon, in all its tremendous differentiation and variety of historiographical approaches, is warmly advised to take up this groundbreaking volume."
- Philipp Gassert, H-Soz-u-Kult
"There are history books that simply document science on paper and there are, very rarely, history books that make the reader feel like a time-traveler. The respective anthology does so by presenting thirteen well-written essays by both seasoned professionals and young scholars whose writings demonstrate passion for their topic. ... The book clearly contributes to a better understanding of transatlantic relations in the age of global protest. Particularly on the micro-level it presents a critical approach of the protagonists on both sides of the Atlantic that makes the reader aware of an interconnection or transculturality of each other’s past and present."
- Sarah Gottschalk, H-Soz-u-Kult
"Until recently, the connection between the West German and US student movements of the 1960s was more often assumed than proven. This has changed in the last decade as historians have explored the details of the transatlantic relationship, producing an impressive analysis of the diversity of exchange and mutual influence. This book gathers much of this innovative work in one volume, providing an entry point to the scholarly discussion and a welcome assignable text for courses in the emerging subfield of the "global 1960s"."
- Quinn Slobodian, Political Studies Review
"The volume is a trailblazing contribution to research on the role of selfhood and activism within the transnational societal transformations that enveloped the western world, beginning in the late 1960s, and it deserves a wide readership. It conceptualizes in unique ways the relationship between communalist politics and individualism during a key historical conjuncture in German/American history."
- Holger Nehring, Social History
"That these essays range widely while remaining firmly grounded in their particular contexts is a testament to the cohort of scholars from around the globe that assembled the volume as well as to the diligence of the contributors themselves mostly younger scholars from institutes in the U.S., Europe and Japan. The result greatly expands our knowledge of the insurgency on both sides of the Atlantic that erupted in the 1960s and continued into the 1970s and beyond. It inspires scholars of the U.S. and Europe to rethink the meaning and limitations of the nation, to challenge narrow disciplinary constraints, and to see 1968 as part of a longer history of protest and rebellion across the continent and the world."
- Comparativ. Leipziger Beiträge zur Universalgeschichte